Shillong, May 4: The state will be procuring 42000 vaccines for the population between the ages of 18 years to 44 years, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong informed on Tuesday.
“The government has already paid the vaccination cost to the manufacturing company. These vaccines will reach our state within a few days time from now,” Tynsong told reporters after the review meeting chaired by Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma.
The Deputy Chief Minister informed that the cost of each vaccination is Rs. 300. Tynsong also informed that the government has decided that those citizens who are getting vaccinated in government facilities will not have to pay for it.
Tynsong also informed that for those 45 years and above the private hospitals procured the vaccines on their own directly from the manufacturer but due to the shortage of supply as of now the government of India along with manufacturer the delivery will be only to the state government.
The Deputy Chief Minister also requested the citizens of the state to respect the arrangement for containment made by the government.
“The only way we can win the war over COVID it is not the government but each and every souls living in Meghalaya should cooperate and also strictly follow the protocols,” Tynsong added.
The Deputy Chief Minister also informed that there is adequate stock of essential commodities in the state. “The citizens of the State should not worry that the state has enough stock of essential commodities,” he said.
Tynsong also informed that the government of India has also sanctioned free five kg of rice to each member of a family for the AAY and PHH category under the PMGKAY scheme for the months of May and June.